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Glenn Ankenman Memorial Page

Glenn Ankenman March 3, 1918 - June 4, 2010

The summer of 1970 Glenn brought his family out to camp in the beautiful forest of Shelton. He learned of this place from his coworker at Boeing and friend Frank Neal. The idea of not needing a camping reservation appealed to the Kansas born native.

His infectious love of the outdoors and Buck Lake Campground was spread through everyone he brought out to his camp spot. It was evident in his face as it would light up with his first step from the car onto the soft floor of his outdoor home.

He and his wife Marjorie enjoyed many years of camping and socializing with their campground neighbors. They enjoyed watching their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren explore through the woods, fish in the lake, roast marshmallows, sing and tell many stories by the campfire. The trees have grown up now and so has his family. Glenn passed on his passion for Buck Lake Campground to his family. He instilled in them to continue helping to make improvements so it would continue to be a place to come together for future generations.

Glenn worked with the board of directors and the association to make many improvements those early years to the campground including power, water and the first restroom. He was on the board of directors from 1974 to 2002. He served as a mentor to the board until his death in 2010.

He is remembered each time coffee sits perking and pancakes are made on the brick oven style fireplace he built so many years ago. We love you and miss you dad. Forever but not forgotten.

(By Amy Ankenman)

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